Blake Laing

 

Blake Laing

Education

Ph.D. Physics, University of Oklahoma, 2008
Thesis title:“Confined Quantum Systems: Beyond Anharmonic Order in Dimensional Perturbation Theory.”
MS Physics, University of Oklahoma, 2002
BS Physics and Mathematics, cum laude, Southern Adventist University, 2000

Peer-reviewed Publications

Undergraduate co-authors in bold.
[5] Y. Wang, W.B. Laing, Javier von Stecher, and B.D. Esry. “Efimov physics in heteronuclear four-
body systems.” Physical Review Letters, 108 073201 (2012).
[4] M. Dunn, W.B. Laing, D. Toth, and D.K. Watson. “Test of a general symmetry-derived N -body
wave function.” Physical Review A, 80 062108 (2009).
[3] W.B. Laing, D.W. Kelle, M. Dunn, and D.K. Watson. “A complete basis for a perturbation expan-
sion of the general N -body problem.” Journal of Physics A, 42 205307 (2009).
[2] W.B. Laing, M. Dunn, and D.K. Watson. “On the use of group theoretical and graphical techniques
toward the solution of the general N -body problem.” Journal of Mathematical Physics, 50 062105
(2009).
[1] W.B. Laing, M. Dunn, and D.K. Watson. “Analytic, group-theoretic density profiles for confined,
correlated N -body systems.” Physical Review A, 74 063605 (2006).

Invited Lectures

[5] “The Curious Efimov scenario,” Illinois Wesleyan University Society of Physics Students talk, 2010.
[4] “The Curious Efimov scenario,” Andrews University Physics colloquium, 2009.
[3] “Derivation of the N -body wavefunction for a BEC: to higher dimensions and back again,” Los
Alamos National Laboratory, 2008.
[2] “Density Profiles of Confined Quantum Systems: Why three dimensions are not nearly enough,”
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 2007.
[1] “Dimensional perturbation theory,” Pacific Union College, 2005.

Selected Presentations

[11] W. Blake Laing, B.D. Esry “Above threshold ionization as temporal multislit interference" Southeastern Section of the American Physics Society meeting (2013).
[10] W. Blake Laing, Yujun Wang, B.D. Esry “Ro-vibrational energy spectra for three ions in an isotropic
harmonic trap” American Physics Society, 41st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic,
Molecular and Optical Physics, Houston, TX, Abstract# T1.00182 (2010).
[9] W. Blake Laing, Yujun Wang, B.D. Esry “Recent progress in the computational ultracold three-body
problem” Ibid. Abstract# T1.00129 (2010).[8] Yujun Wang , W. Blake Laing , B.D. Esry “Four-body Efimov effect predicted in a two-component
ultracold gas” American Physical Society, 40th Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular,
and Optical Physics, Charlottesville, NC, abstract# M1.102 (2009).
[7] W. B. Laing, M. Dunn, D. Kelle, and D. K. Watson. “On the Application of Group Theoretical and
Graphical Techniques in Pursuit of the General, Interacting N-body Problem” American Physical
Society, 39th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, State
College PA, Abstract# L2.00103 (2008).
[6] W. B. Laing, M. Dunn, D. Toth, and D. K. Watson. “Next-Order Analytic Wave Function for
Correlated Confined Quantum Systems; Application to BEC.” American Physical Society, 38th
Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Calgary, AB, abstract#
K1.00111 (2007).
[5] W. B. Laing, M. Dunn, and D. K. Watson. “Perturbative Calculation of BEC energies and wave
functions in an Anisotropic Trap with Tunable Interaction: Beyond the Mean Field and Beyond
Zeroth Order.” American Physical Society, 37th Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and
Optical Physics, Knoxville, TN, abstract# G1. 055 (2006).
[4] W. B. Laing, M. Dunn, and D. Watson. “Beyond-mean-field calculation of atomic BEC energies
in an anisotropic trap with tunable interaction.” The 35th Meeting of the Division of Atomic,
Molecular and Optical Physics, Tuscon, AZ, abstract# D1. 045 (2004).
[3] R. Hefferlin, B. Davis, B. Laing, R. Marsa, and C. Carlson. “New Developments on Invariance
in Series of Adjacent-DIM molecules.” American Physical Society, APS/AAPT Joint Meeting,
Washington, DC, abstract# B11. 14 (1997).
[2] W. B. Laing. “Neural Network predictions of Diatomic and Triatomic Molecular Data.” American
Physical Society, Southeastern Section Meeting, Nashville, TN, abstract# AD. 03 (1997).